Winter Birds Inquiry (Grade 2 Growth and Changes in Animals)

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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9 pages
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Description

This inquiry mini-unit focuses on the behaviours and adaptations of birds in the wintertime. It is perfect for the long cold months of winter following the winter break. Students will ask questions and wonder about what birds do during the winter. They will have the opportunity to make a winter bird craft and a bird feeder that can be used to help feed birds that stay during the winter.

This resource includes the following pages:

  • Make a Winter Bird Feeder (Procedural Writing)
  • How to Make a Winter Bird Feeder (Student-written instructions)
  • Cardinal Craft
  • Where Do Birds Go in the Winter?
  • Characteristics of a Bird
  • Birds Can-Have-Are Chart
  • Birds Know-Wonder-Learn Chart
  • "Why?” Research Questions

Ontario Curriculum Connections
Grade 2 Science – Growth and Changes in Animals
1.1 identify positive and negative impacts that animals have on humans (society) and the environment, form an opinion about one of them, and suggest ways in which the impact can be minimized or enhanced
1.2 identify positive and negative impacts that different kinds of human activity have on animals and where they live, form an opinion about one of them, and suggest ways in which the impact can be minimized or enhanced
2.2 observe and compare the physical characteristics (e.g., fur or feathers; two legs or no legs) and the behavioural characteristics (e.g., predator or prey) of a variety of animals, including insects, using student-generated questions and a variety of methods and resources
2.5 investigate the ways in which a variety of animals adapt to their environment and/or to changes in their environment, using various methods
3.2 describe an adaptation as a characteristic body part, shape, or behaviour that helps a plant or animal survive in its environment

Grade 2 Writing

1. generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;

2. draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;

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Total Pages
9 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

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